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R FACTOR- Brooklyn NY
I arrived inside the Albany Manor Ballroom at approximately 12:30am inside there were only 15 people or so that had already assembled. The crowd would grow to no more than 150-175 people. Wish was quite shocking for such a big event. Adm. was $20. The host for the night was All Star Vaugn.
Silverhawk started the event and immediately Richie Pooh made it clear that this wasn’t a clash it was a musical showcase – Big people ting. SH started out with a dub by Bunny Wailer, “SH run dancehall” followed by a Tiger then a Chevyl Franklin, “Champion Lover” this was followed by a Garnett Silk, “A moment in love”. Followed by another Garnett Silk, “oh me oh my”. Richie Pooh probably made one of the biggest speeches of the night when he said, “Dem say when me play so a show off me a show off but a nuh show me a show off, me just full a tune” The place erupted in laughter, He then played a Dennis Brown then a Garnett Silk, “Talk if dem talking” Richie Pooh then said,” Them a talk bout we get kill a Guiness Clash, Ricky Trooper can kill SH. One tune can kill de hawk” He then played a Tony Tuff and Freddy Mcgreggor combination, “We have the blade”. This was followed by a John Holt, “Strange things are happening” which received a big fwd. Richie Pooh at this point turned to Tony Screw and Jack Scopio and said, “ A hear unouu have sometin in store fe me, but if unouu ever test” he then played Dennis Brown’s, “planning to attack me soundboy” This received a big fwd.
DownBeat was next. Tony Screw started out with a Beres then a Admiral Tibbet, “Living inna a serious times” Then a Linval Thompson,”Downbeat a de Champion” followed by a Hugh Griffith, Ime Kamoze, “right now” which got a big fwd. This was followed by a Triller and Shine head. Screw then played a Beres, “Tell you a story” followed by a Sugar Minott, “DB come inna de dancehall” this was followed by a Luciano, “Ulterior Motive” then a Gregory isaacs, “My number one” which received another big fwd. Screw would finish out his round with dubs by Johnny Osbourne, Alton Ellis and Kasheef Lindo. It was at this point that Screw made a speech that made everyone laugh. “DB have the biggest box pon the earth the one from heaven nuh come yet” The place erupted in laughter. Buju’s, “Sound ago dead” was replayed twice because of the magnitude of the fwd. A Shabba and then a Culture, “Jah, Jah see dem a come” would finish out the round.
Black Scorpio was next. Jack started out with the Jamaican National anthem then a Taurus Riley. This was followed by another Taurus riley, “Beware” both of which received no fwds. This was followed by a Romain Virgo, “Kill a drum pan everytime”. This was followd by a Beres,”Feel good” then a Queen Ifrika after playing this dub Jack would do his signature speech of, “you know I love the ladies” . This was followed by dubs by Tristan Palmer, Ras Shiloh, Bushman, Dennis Brown & Greggory Isaacs combination which received no fwd. Scorpio would end the round with dubs by Brigadier jerry, “Scorpio you a murderer” Buju, Nicodemus, John Holt, Garnett Silk & Tony Rebel.
SH started their 2nd round with dubs by Garnett Silk, “Lionheart”, Buju, Alton Ellis, Culture, delroy Morgan, Half Pint, Junior Tucker, ½ fwd. Capleton, Little Meeky and daddy meeky, Bounty, “Informer” big fwd. Super Cat, Buju, Richie Stephens, Wayne Wonder & Buju.
DB started his 2nd round with dubs by Sanchez, Garnett Silk, Tony Rebel, John Holt, Hopeton Lewis, 3 big dubs by “Bitty Mclean” all received big fwds. Alton Ellis, “turn and walk thru the door” received a big fwd. He would end the round with Dennis Brown’s, “rough road” and a dub by Buju and Sluggy.
BS started their 2nd round with dubs by Barrington levy at this point the mic quit working. Scorpio wasting no time by telling everyone, “ me come yah and de machine naw read me laptop and CD now de mic naw work mind a saboutage ting a gwaan enuh” After a new mic was brought in Scorpio played dubs by Everton Blender & John Wayne in combination on the sleng teng rhythm. This was followed by a Bounty, “disrespect” followed by a Dennis Brown & Freddy Mcgreggor combination. At this point Tony Screw who was milling around the crowd noticed famed singer Christopher Martin in the crowd and signaled for Jack to big him up. Jack did so immediately and brought Christopher Martin on stage. Much to the crowds delight. Christopher sang some of his biggest hits which delighted everyone in the audience. After which the host proceeded to give to Tony Screw, Jack Scorpio and Richie Pooh Lifetime music awards, for their years of providing good quality reggae music.
After this time was running down so all three sounds decided to go straight into tune fe tune.
SH stated out with their Jimmy Cliff, ‘Harder they come” – BS played a Brigadier Jerry, “Pack up your sound” – DB played a Bounty, “
SH then played Bounty, “ Kill or be killed” – BS followed with another Bounty, ‘ Watch the speech watch the words” – DB then played Josey Wales & Shabba Combination.
SH then played a Bounty & Mad Cobra Combination,”gun nuh beg friend” – BS played another Bounty,” We nuh fraid a nuh bwoy” The crowd wasted no time in letting Scorpio know that the tune was already played. Scorpio than played another Bounty, “ Gun nuh ask who you it nuh tek interview”. DB then [played a daddy Uroy/Charlie chaplin/ Josey Wales & Brigadier combination.
SH then played a Buju, “hypocrite & parasite” , followed by another Buju, “ Hawk a danger” – BS then played a Mavado, ” Them nuh bad like we” – DB then played a Buju,”I believe it was 125th st” then he played a Shaggy & Josey Wales combination.
This would end the dance. Since it wasn’t technically a clash, although all thru the night each sound made threats to each other, most people I spoke to after the dance agreed that Down Beat played the best and if it were a clash they would have won. I have to agree.
WAR TERRITORY, ItalySat Feb 4th
I arrived at Leoncavallo Club, Milano, Italy at approximately 12mid. Inside a crowd of nearly 250 had already gathered the crowd would grow to a max of just around 350. Adm. was only 10 Euros. Quite cheap for a clash of this magnitude I was expecting to pay in excess of 25 Euros. Early juggling was by Goldenbass. Golden bass did a good job to keep a early vibe. They played a good combination of foundation and new tunes with plenty of dubs mixed in. The clash got under way around 2am. Hosts for the night were Lampa Dread from One Love Sound, Italy and Trevor Sax from the Mighty Saxon Sound out of Birmingham England. Both would alternate the hosting responsibilities with each speaking in their native dialect.
The rounds were simple. 1st Round 30mins, 2nd Round 20mins, 3rd Round 10 min, 4th round 10 mins (45’ Round) 5th Round 10 tunes each (Dub fe dub). Supersonic won the coin toss and elected to play 1st.
Spyder dressed in full black with a hoody over his head wasted no time in starting the threats. Spyder told Worm (Worm and Damian were the selectors for Bassodyssey) “ me kill Trooper, me kill Mighty Crown, me kill King Addies (With Matterhorn) you a de last pon me list and you ago dead tonight” . Supersonic started out with a Cocoa Tea & Cutty Ranks Combination, “ Soundbwoy die in pain/kill dem inna Parris” this was followed by a Junior Gong, “Burning Flames”, followed by a Sizzler, “Fire we a push” followed by another Sizzler “fuck a six year old baby” then a Romain Virgo, “Kill a Soundbwoy tonight” then a Luciano, “blood inna we eye” followed by a Taurus Riley, ‘kill off dem bumbocloth” this received a huge fwd and had to be pulled up twice. Supersonic then introduced a brand new artist called Chevahn, “ Supersonic a the best” which received a ½ fwd. Dubs by Romain Virgo and two back to back dubs by Kymani Marley one receiving a ½ fwd and the other “sound ago dead” receiving big fwd. At this time Spyder told Worm’ “You know worm live under de ground and we a send Worm 6ft under the earth tonight”. He would then play a Assassin (Agent Sasko) a Lion Flames, : Sonic kill without warning” 1/2fwd. Dubs by Zaga, Konshens, Agent Sasko, Charlie Blacks, Beenie Man, Sean Dizzy, Vegas, “ Sweet Italy” which gave a big up to all the major Italian cities received a big fwd. A Vegas custom , “Bassodyssey a get murder” received a ½ fwd. This was the end of Sonic’s 1st round.
Worm dressed in jeans, white tennis shoes and a white jacket started the round with a Cocoa Tea, “‘BO kill dem now” followed by a Bush Man, “fire pon a weak sound” followed by their Sizzler anthem, “ clean up dem heart” followed by another Sizzler, “I’ve been here all days of my life” both received big fwds. This was followed by a Beres, “ many try to test the BO sound” received another big fwd. This was followed by a Capleton, “me deh yah yaaaw” another big fwd. This was followed by a Sanchez, “here I am”. Worm would then tell Spyder, “ me come from country inna de bush a soh me come kill sound” They would then play a Romain Virgo custom -1/2 fwd this was followed by a Busy Signal, “kill a sound we nuh care” 1/2 fwd followed by a Buju and a Jah Cure, “receive your blessings” received little or no fwds. BO would then play dubs by Beres Hammond, Kymani Marley, Mavado “Be my guidance” this received a big fwd. Capleton’s “Invasion” also received a big fwd. BO’s Sizzler/Kartell combination, “Don’t apologize to no batty bwoy & No apology” received a big fwd. BO would go on to play dubs by Buju, Fanton Mojan, Beenie/Bounty combo, back to back Buju’s, Sizzler, Bounty, TOK, “fire mek we bun dem” received a huge fwd and was pulled up twice. They would finish their round with dubs by Bounty, Capleton, Beenie man, Assassin, Kartell, Lion Flames (counteraction to the Lion Flames Supersonic played) a Romain Virgo, Demarco, Barrington Levy and a Bounty Killa. There would be a preliminary vote after the 1st round with the crowd giving it to Bassodyssey.
Supersonic started their 2nd round with Spyder referring to Worm as a battyman “Worm me see you a run thru crowd because you waan man fe rub gainst you” He would then start the round with a Cocoa Tea, “Glory Allehuya” followed by a Pinchers, “Carpenter” followed by a Bounty, “Sound ago dead” which received a big fwd. This was followed by a Micheal Buckley, “Send dem home” followed by dubs by Junior Cat, “ Dead you ago dead” 1/2fwd. Nitchie Kutchie’s, “ man a bad man” and Cobra’s, “ Kin teeth me friend” received ½ fwds. This was followed by Buju’s, “Feds” a three the hardway combination with Johnny Osbourne, Shabba Ranks received a 1/2 fwd. Supersonic would then play a Taranchula custom, “ without Squingy you caan kill Supersonic” received a ½ fwd. Supersonic would finish their round with dubs by a hip hop artist (can’t recall the name or tune), Bounty, Briscoe, Baby Cham, “Supersonic Story” , I Octane, Bounty, Admiral Bailey and Cutty Ranks. Supersonic would get booed at the end of this round.
BO started their 2nd round with a dub by Admiral Tibbet, “Serious Times”, Sugar Minott, “Dead inna Sound clash”, Power Saw (or anyone of the number of Tenor Saw imitators) “now trouble tek pickney shut ago fit you”. This was followed by dubs by Beres, Pinchers& Bounty combo, Cocoa Tea, Pinchers, Buju, “kill dem bumbo cloth” (on the beach boys rhythm) received a huge fwd and had to be pulled up twice. Sizzler on the same rhythm received another huge fwd. Worm at this point told Spyder, “The reason why you caan jum up and dung inna de dance a cause you batty a bun you”. Dubs by Buju, “ Boom bye bye received another huge fwd. They would finish out their round with dubs by Junior Gong, Eeek a Mouse, Bounty, a brand new TOK, another Bounty, “ bassodyssey a Killa’ received a big fwd. This was followed by BO’s national anthem, Bounty’s, “BO from way out in de country, man like Tinner one, Glamor G and Lenny with de gal dem whey well spenny, spenny ain’t gonna spend it on Benny…” which received a big fwd. They ended the round with a few more Bounty’s a Jah Cure and a Romain Virgo custom.
Supersonic started out their 3rd round with a dub from Cocoa Tea, “ Sound a nuh threat” followed by a Barrington levy, Pinchers & Bounty combo, Mad Cobra, ‘Kill him”, Buju, Capleton, Half Pint, Sugar Minott, Buju, “Sound fe dead” which received a big fwd. Eeek a Mouse & Shabba Ranks each received big fwds. Culture’s, “ Jah, Jah see dem a come” and Ken Booth’s, “ Set me free” each did well.
BO started their 3rd round with dubs by Beres (3 in a row), Buju, “Alexandra” received a big fwd a Jah Cure and Capleton combination was next. BO would finish their round with dubs by Bounty, Demarco, “sound know who dem a frighten” would receive a big fwd. Dubs by Mavado and Bounty ended the round. BO would get a few boos at the end of this round.
Supersonic in their 45 round would play 45’s by Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Sugar Minott, Sizzler, Shabba Ranks, The Israelites & Mavado.
BO played 45’s by Dennis Brown, Tenor Saw, Junior Reed, Courtney Melody, Terror fab, Garnett Silk, Yellowman, Jimmy Cliff & Super Cat. Spyder would accuse BO of playing back a number of the tunes that Supersonic played during their 45 round. Preliminary vote after this round gave it to Supersonic.
5th Round Tune fe tune. The format was that each sound would play 10 tunes. But unlike past clashes where their was a vote in between each round of tunes the sounds were able to play each round without a vote in between rounds. Supersonic played dubs by Eek a Mouse, Beres, Third World, Sizzler & Culture. BO would play dubs by Toots & The Matals, Junior Reed, Sugar Minott, Scion Success, Junior Marvin & Scion Success.
The vote was made and after two decisive votes. BO was declared the Winner of War Territory Part 4.
Just want to personally thank both sounds for a very entertaining clash. It was good to see a clean clash without the customary name calling. Other than the battyman argument, which for the most part was done in jest, no one told the other fe go suck him mother or suck pussy etc. There was a lot of respect shown on each side.
Just want to personally thank dancehallreggae.com & soundclash .com for giving me the opportunity to post these write ups on each site. As a result there has been much loved shown where I go to write up clashes. Big up to everyone in the clash who saw me writing up the clash and came over to say hi. Big up to me brethren from Rising Hope Sound who after realizing who I was got me back stage. Big up to Action Fire who was in the house passing thru. Big up to all the boardies who came by to say hi. Much respect. CLASH FOREVER!!
Reporter: Puppah Cadbury
Congratulations to Stereo 5 defeating C Rich in a close tune fe tune 6-5. To be honest C-Rich played wicked the whole night and dropped a tune people will talk about for a while a MOUNTAIN DOO custom dissing Stereo 5 and Scientist. Here's the tunes that was played with the round by round and reviews. This clash to me was a little disappointing to me at times and it was evident when a good portion of people left!
Stereo 5 plays 1st 20 minutes:
Twins of Twins intro
real rock Dennis Brown,
Pincher- Enemies, no forwards,
Jr. Murvin-cool out son,
BUJU SPLICED...I HEARD IT!
Leroy Smart-real rock.
Dennis Brown-Throw me Corn,
Hopetin James-care for you at all.
Half Pint- Greetings.
Jr. Cat-killing pussy,
Luciano ulterior motive.
Plays Beenie Man no forwards.
Stero 5 come fe lock down the City.
Sizzla-got a got response. Sizzla no forwards.
More of a listening round.
Bushman-BUN AH FIYA SOUND.
cocoa T on M16,
Shine Head forward.
Barrington Levy-MY Woman riddim
Ini Kamoze World a Reggae.
Al Campbell Bap Bap Bap.
Ends round with Taurus Riley-Beware. Had a slow round but did ok as the round progressed.
C RICH NEXT!
Lukie D INTRO
Then plays Luciano,
The set not sounding good.
C-RICH COUNTERS half pint,
Capleton Lecturer riddim your life long.
C-RICH full ah vibez and speech!
Luciano on Hyprocrit-doesnt matter what you play.
Terror Fab Gangsters Anthem,
My Woman Sanchez,
Sizzla bap bap,
Chuck Fender nice round by.
Singin Melody dem dead
C Rich- Harry Toddler certain boy.
Bounty next Lodge on come down riddim.
C Rich Bountys.
Mad Cobra press trigger.
The round getting lil slow but C Rich Mc ah gwan cold with the speeches and energy.
Plays G Whiz ends round with Shandy D. Gets boos. Got sticky with that last song but overall was pretty good!
Plays r&b intro.
Admiral Tibett, no forward.
Plays an unknown artists no forwards people go outside an ah smoke.
Schentist plays Freddy "Big Ship".
Rankin Joe on Pain OK bap bap!!
Answer riddim Rankin Trevor. Answer riddim make a wiked speech plays Merciless "LEND OUT ME MERCY".
Ends round with Kartel. Scientist turn on!
He started off really bad then the MC come in wid some speech and antics and was alble to salvage a lil vibe.
STEREO 5 2ND ROUND NEXT
Stero 5 plays
and a couple Octane.
Sizzla forward on Spanish Harlem riddim.
Shabba- sick riddim "NAH READY 4 the war". Beenie Man no forwards.
Lt Stitchie got couple boos.
Mavodo no forwards.
Ward 21-Blood Stain. T
he round get boring.
Bounty now boy you dead this time. Ok the Bounty's from Stereo 5.
Buju-which sounded suspect to me.
Ends round with Capelton. Boos for Stereo 5 in this round.
NEXT UP C -RICH
Taurus Riley Forward!
BIGGEST ROUND FROM NIGHT.
Answer riddim Sizzla.
Beenie Man-wicked man nah tek it 4 toy.
Mega Banton- Wrong or Rite.
C RICH ah gwan tuff. Plays MOUNTAIN DOO CUSTOM! BRAP BRAP!!
Ends round with Fresh Riddim
C RICH GWAN WICKED THIS ROUND!
Plays Sugar Minott.
Plays Boom Dan damite on Storm Riddim,
Louie Culture bap bap bap.
Leroy Gibbons yodell tune.
Play over Jr. Cat.
Al Campbell buss dem shut.
Merciless on Taxi.
Scientist boil down.
Play over 2 tunes in this round.
Ends round with unknown artist! BOOS.
STEREO 5 3RD ROUND ELIMINATION ROUND
STEREO 5...3RD ROUND:
Plays Twins of Twins intro.
Plays Johnny Clarke NO Fear,
Buju ganja tune.
Buju on Diseases.
Chuck Fender on Diseases
Nuttin nah gwan-
Stereo 5 play over Freddy Mcgregor and tells me NO!
DUDE I'm taking notes what's being played wtf?
Redeems himself with Dennis Brown.
Ends round with Alton Ellis.
Then Mich and Smiley.
C-Rich time 3rd round
C RICH 3 round
Cocoa Tea-no threat,
Yami Bolo/CAPLETON COMBO.
Counter action Anthony Johnson "dem ah go dead in ah the soundclash"
John Holt "stealin stealin".
Leroy Sibbles-Fight dem.,
Heptones-C Rich got the handle,
No Ice Cream Sound.
Cocoa Tea kill dem now.
Barrngtn Levy Black Roses.
Ends round with Cocoa Tea Go home to your nana.
and Richie Stephens
Scientist Playin old tunes nothing special.
Al Campbell on my woman riddim
Sizzla the dance get half full.
Sizzla tunes on Sleng Teng.
Bare Sizzla but he played one over.
Puddy Roots- You trying to conquer me
John Holt Up Park Camp.
Ras Shiloh-unto the graveyard.
Ends round Dennis Walks.
Elimination time: Scientist eliminated
Then some reason there was a re-vote and the MC decided to have a sudden death one fe one with Stereo 5 and Scientist.
Stero 5 plays Apple Gabriel.
Scientist plays: Johnny Clarke play over.
Scientist eliminate again.
TUNE FE TUNE STEREO 5 VS C RICH BEST OUT OF 11 TUNES
Stereo 5 plays: Garnett silk "keep them talkin"
C Rich- Max Romeo "Send them to outer space"
Stereo 5. 1-0
Stereo 5 plays: Garnett Silk-Evacuate
C Rich plays Pat Kelly"don't care for you at all"
Stero 5. 2-0
Stereo 5 plays D Brown Burial Ground on "promise land riddim"
C Rich Beres Hamm/Marcia
C Rich 2-1
Stero 5 plays Garnett No sound can defeat us
C Rich- Toots- I say ya I say ya..
C Rich 2-2
Stereo 5 plays Derrick Morgan
C Rich plays- Beres Hammond
Stereo 5 3-2.
Stero 5 plays Heptones Party Time (however he played over the intro from "I've got the handle" which by default he lost that point
C Rich plays Mighty Diamonds
Stereo 5 plays Derick Morgan- Blazing Fire
C Rich plays Mighty Diamonds- No Mercy
C Rich 4-3
Stereo 5 plays I have no idea what he played
C Rich Horace Andy Sound Killer
C Rich 5-3
Stereo 5 Nitty Gritty
C Rich Mighty Diamonds
Stereo 5. 5-4
Stereo 5 Abbysiannians
C Rich plays Bob Andy
Stereo 5. 5-5
Stero 5 plays- Big Youth- Hit the Road Jack"
C Rich- Silver Tones "Smile"
STEREO 5 AWARDED TROPHY.
BLUNT POSSE vs YARD BEAT vs BLACK BLUNT Friday Dec 16th 2011 Reporter: Yaried
To say that this was the worst clash of the year would be an understatement. In every way, from the late 2:15am start to the horrible sound system provided by the club to the clash sounds performance. All conspired to rob clash patrons of an entrance fee and sleep. The lackluster performance of the sounds is one reason clash struggles to maintain a consistent audience. To be on the ‘big’ stage and not give fans a good show makes this writer ask whether different sounds e.g. Yaried or Kos-mik would have taken better advantage of the opportunity (Writer is a member of Yaried Sound). In the clash Black Blunt played first. They started with new dubs, got no forwards and lots of boos. At the end of the round they changed gears, and got forwards for one drop selections, for example, Richie Spice, Plane Land. The MC was aggressive (cussed out the Hecklers Crew), has decent speeches but was inconsistent. Yard Beat played next and their first round was decent. They played new chunes and got good forwards especially for a Konshens special. Blunt Posse played next and got forwards for good speeches from Far East selections. The start had fans prematurely convinced of their dominance. However by the end of the round the forwards were scarce. In the second round, technical difficulties prevented Black Blunt from building any type of vibe (the cordless stopped working and the mic was switched during the round). The fans were unforgiving. Yard Beat’s second round was again decent and Blunt Posse continued on the note they ended their first round, but also played back some chunes. I must apologize for the lack of detail. There was a lack of interest to care what was played. After two rounds, only Yard Beat made any impact and it was minimal at best. The bar was smart to serve beers in cups. Due to the late start, the third round was cut to 8 mins each. Black Blunt got a few forwards but was mostly boooed, especially for their custom dissing the Hecklers. Yard Beat’s third round was the best of the night. Good speeches and big combos with Beres and Cutty Ranks etc. Bob Andy asking Blunt Posse ‘how did u feel…when u played back that song’ got a huge forward. In their third round, Blunt Posse played classics but could not connect with the crowd. Black Blunt was eliminated instead of Blunt Posse but the host had to ask twice. Yard Beat won 4 – 1 in dub fi dub. Dubs played included YB - Gregory Issacs – Start the sound clash quick, YB - Lloyd Parks - Offically, BP - Ini Komozie – World of Reggae, BP - Inner Circle – Bad Boys, BP - Half Pint – Thru to Blunt Selection. Again, I apologize for the lack of detail. The promoter Andrew Digital should be forgiven. One bad clash out of the many he gave NYC this year is not bad at all and as a consistent promoter, I am sure he will take lessons from this one.
Saturday Oct 01st 2011
Big up Lee Major on a professional, timely event and soundclash.com for promoting clash worldwide. Congratulations to Montana and the Super Gold Crew on their victory in Lee Major’s first Killa Cup. Congrats to Kosmik on their performance to make it to 1fi1 and big up Island Superia and King Agony on their efforts.Thanks to the detailed work of reporter Mark Rampage, I feel less inclined to list the songs that played but to write about the elements observed during the night. Firstly, the clash was well attended. Most of the New York clash fraternity, and lots of fans attended. The clash was ram!!! I started the night in the front of the club in order to catch all the action but started to feel that I was missing all of the different crowd reactions. The system provided by Top Notch (sounded great) was set up with consoles on left and right with the racks in the middle. Hence the crowd developed to be Kosmik supporters on the left and Super Gold’s on the right and rest of the fans in the middle and back of the club. From the front, it seems that sounds were bussing the dance wickedly but it should be noted that at many moments it was simply their respective fans cheering and a survey of the response in the middle and back was lukewarm. There were few moments where a sound buss the entire dance. For example, Kosmik’s Marley brothers/Spragga Benz combo; King Agony’s first round Shabba Gun pon Me; and Super Gold’s Nitty Gritty in 1fi1. There were other big moments, mostly from Kosmik and Super Gold, yet I would say there was an average of 3-4 big forwards per round from the entire dance. At other moments it seemed that only the left or the right cared to give forwards. This presented a perfect example of how listening to audio after the fact can be misleading. Moving from the front to middle and back of the club confirmed this observation. Secondly, this reporter listened to the comments of the fans in various sections of the club and at the end and found them worth sharing. Some fans were affected by the absence of Mountain Doo, the MC for Island Superia. Even though he attended the event, another member, Sleepy handled the clash by himself and was summarily exited after the second round. The overall feelings of the fans were that Island Superia would have had a better chance with Mountain Doo as the MC. Fans also grumbled that Super Gold would depend on their vintage catalog but this reporter observed huge forwards from the same fans when these dubs were played. Other fans thought that King Agony played well but that the fans were biased, while others thought that they simply did not connect as they planned. Lastly, there were mixed feelings about Kosmik’s performance. This reporter observed that the opinions for the most part differed by the age of the fan. While younger fans were impressed, proclaiming Kosmik the future of clash in NYC etc, older fans were unmoved and others even offended by what they saw as an over reliance on custom dubs throughout the rounds and in 1fi1. It should be noted that overall, most fans had positive feedback on Kosmik’s performance but this one issue seemed to come up often. Overall, it was a good clash that well supported by the fans and local sounds and continues to show that sound clash has a place in the market. Again congrats to Super Gold and all the sounds in the Killa Cup 2011, I personally know that it’s not easy so you all have my respect for answering Lee Major’s call to battle. Bless!!!!!!
This was one of the most talked about clashes in a long time. LP vs Blunt Posse was the clash that would prove who was King of NY. I arrived inside Albany Manor at approximately 11:45pm. Inside the Manor roughly 50 people or so at already gathered (including DHR Mod Gogan himself Drew, Vigi, Da Judge and other s from DHR) . This would peek to almost 500-600 by nights end. There was no early juggling as the sound engineers took most of the time in trying to get the sound system playing correctly. Adm. Was $30 b4 12 and $40 after. There was no host and a result there was a chaotic starting to the clash and ultimately a chaotic finish. While we were waiting for someone to announce the start of the clash and get things going officially Ajax from BP took the mic and announced that he would be playing some early warm tunes to “feel out the machine” I thought to myself this is kinda weird but nevertheless I went along with the program. Instead of Ajax talking on the mic throughout the round he made a few select speeches but remained off the mic for most of the round while the selector mixed the tunes. The 1st tune they played was “ see the massive a run come to see BP play” which received a 1/2fwd. They then played Conrad Crystal followed by a King Kong, “Trouble tonight” followed by a Sugar Minott “Herb man hustling” followed by a Capleton, ”long time me a warn dem but dem never waan listen” followed by a Cocoa Tea, “Mr. Undertaker” which received a big fwd. They would finish out the round with dubs by Luciano, Capleton, Buju, “Not a easy sound” and a Beres and Bounty combination “I care for you & Coppa Shot”. The biggest forward of the round came from a Junior Demus custom dub “ LP a nuh Flatbush you come from” which received a huge fwd. After some technical difficulties with the sound system LP was finally ready to play Killa D made a few introductions to all the Brooklyn people, 90’s etc thanked the people for the love shown to Lp and then Puma advised him to put down the mic and let the tunes play. Keep in mind that the clash hasn’t officially started yet this is just the early warm(30/30min) LP started with a ARP “In the dancehall the mighty dancehall” followed by a Beres, “Millions of sounds” followed by a Luciano then a Shabba, “The lord is my shepherd” which received a big forward. This was followed by a Bunny Wailer “come we ram dancehall” followed by a Shabba “ chase those soundboys outta town” which received a big fwd. This was followed by a custom Shabba, “having it all kill BP inna dancehall” which received another huge fwd. This was followed by a Papa levi “Me God me king” followed by a Eddie Fitzroy custom “ Kill a soundbwoy” followed by a Quench Aid, “Nice up the scene”. They would finish out the round with dubs by Carl Meeks, Luciano, Cocoa Tea, Mad Cobra, Mavado, Beenie Man & Terry Ganzie combination, which received a ½ fwd. 1ST ROUND – BP started the official 1st round . Ajax started out by saying “RIP to Pretty Ricky, Squingy, Cris Rock and especially to Puma and Killa D cause dem a go dead inna dis bumbocloth” They then played a I Octane which received no fwd. They then played a Romain Virgo custom “Puma go live wid Spyder a Germany” followed by a another I Octane “BP inna de dancehall tonight” which got booed. While BP was playing their round apparently Killa D was making hand gestures to the crowd to boo etc. Ajax turned to Killa D and told him “you a give sign like you dumb unouu a go dead”. They then played a Barry Brown, “ how many sounds” then a Shabba, “just reality” which received no fwd. They then played a new Bounty “dem calling” followed by another Bounty “dem naw nuh heart”. They then played a multitude a Sizzla’s including “Informer got their eyes on me”. They would finish out the round with dubs by Shabba, I Octane (custom). Sizzla’s, “BP a de king a NY received a 1/2fwd. 2 dubs by Vybez kartell did fairly well. Bounty’s, “ we nuh friend fish” received no fwd. A custom Sanchez “Puma run gone a Germany “ did fairly well. Micheal Palmer’s, custom dub “ No more LP we done wid dem” received a ½ fwd. LP 1st Round – LP started out with a custom dub (not quite sure the name of the artist). This was followed by two Sizzla’s , then a Cocoa Tea, “Tune in” followed by a Capleton, “LP a murderer” this was followed by a Luciano, Singing Melody, a Buju, “ 3 guiness a day” which received a ½ fwd. Two custom dubs by Louie Culture, “LP a de King a NY” and “Show me unouu hand” which received big fwds. Another custom by Boom Dandemite, “blood a run through NY like duns river fall”. This was followed by dubs by Buju, Bushman and Bounty. There would be more custom dubs by I Octane and one from Bounty, “cowboy & Indian”. LP would end the round with 5 Bounty’s the biggest of which was the Ninjaman/Bounty combination “declare war and de pussy nuh run/Badman nuh cub scout” 2nd Round - When Ajax took back the mic he accused LP of playing back 3 tunes. BP then went on the mission rhythm with dubs by Mavado “we nuh fraid a dem”. A Elephant Man custom “we will kill LP” this followed by dubs by Sizzla, Capleton & Bounty combo, Future Troubles now Future Fambo) “42 pieces”, Beenie Man “No apology” all received little or no fwds. Bounty’s “threat to me and me gun” was booed. This was followed by two Shabba’s one of which was a custom calling LP’s name. They then played a Buju, “A Blunt time now” followed by a Cocoa Tea, “End up inna cemetery” it was at this time that a table that Killa D and Puma was sitting on broke down and fell apart Ajax seized the moment by telling the crowd “too much battyman a sidung pon de table dats why it broke down” Speech got a few laughs from the crowd. The round ended with a Bounty, “Soundbwoy mek a tell you dis straight” LP 2nd round – LP started out their 2nd round with a Micheal Palmer custom dub, “Dem a lik shot” (Micheal Palmer was at the clash by the way) this was followed by a Micheal Buckley, Admiral Tibbet , “Serious and dangerous” followed by a Cocoa Tea which received a big fwd. The following tunes would distance LP from BP by leaps and bounds. These dubs received tremendous fwds. Junior Marvin, “ soundbwoy don’t put your hat” Pinchers, Dennis Brown, “attack me sound boy” Garnett Silk, Greggory Issaacs, Dennis Brown, “Tin pan sound”’, Hammer Mouth, “Tribute to Selassi “ Johnny Ringo, Ninjaman & King Everald would finish out a huge round. 3rd Round – It got crazy for a minute at the start of the round when Ajax was frustrated because according to him LP’s round had ended and they were still playing. Killad d took excepetion to Ajax’s tone and told him to “go suck him mada a bad man round yah”. Things would get under control BP would then start out with a custom Twins of Twins interview, which received a ½ fwd. This was followed by dubs by TOK, Bounty, Vybez Kartell, Assassin, Bounty, Mad Cobra, Wayne Smith, ‘Under me sleng ting”, John wayne, Mavado, “man a pepper” and ending the round was a dub by Capleton. BP would get few fwds in their entire round. 3rd Round LP – Lp started the 3rd round with new tunes just as BP did in their round. Dubs by Mavado, Super C (custom), Shabba’s, “Soundbwoy we run Jamaica” got booed . They played a Mavado counteraction of sorts “LP a Pepper” this was followed by Assassin, “run de place” followed by a Mavado, “nuh bad like we”. Dubs by Cobra, Aidonia, Tony Matterhorn and a custom by I Octane, “ BP caan do we nutin”. This was followed by a dub by Buju, “ familiar with how the country run” followed with a dub by Capleton. It was at this point that Killaa D asked the crowd,”Unouu waan BP fe play back, unouu say no and the crowd say no!”. 4th Round - BP started out with dubs by Assassin (custom), Richie Stephens and High Octane by this time however the lights were turned on and some of the patrons started to leave, BP would play for another 20 minutes or so with most of the crowd either leaving or just standing around waiting for a winner to be announced. LP would come back in with much the same effect. They played a Mad Cobra, “We a murder pussy and many others, but by this time security started to tell LP that they can only play one more tune as it was way pass closing time. Cops would enter at this point and the clash ended. There was no announced winner, which was quite surprising I have never been to a clash where the winner wasn’t announced, (there was winner chosen for the individual rounds as well) but based on the crowd response during the rounds it was clear that LP was the clear winner.
Battle Of the Legends Clash
Saturday July 2nd, Amazura, Queens NYCBy: LeslieHero, Official Clash Reporter
I arrived inside Amazura at approximately 11pm and there was absolutely no one inside but the sound men and the Amazura staff. I thought to myself well it's early things will get better, it didn't.There was a total of 125 to 150 inside Amazura for one of the biggest clashes of 2011. Adm. was $40.00. Host for the night was Jagga B. Because of the low turn out the clash didn't get started 'til 2:15am. The first two rounds were 10/10min. followed by 5/5min then tune fe tune. Black Scorpio would start 1st.
Black Scorpio after some technical difficulty with the CD player (would be a issue all night) started out with the Jamaican National Anthem, they then played a Cocoa Tea followed by a Frankie Paul and Dennis Brown combination "Black Scorpio will always be my sound" This was followed by a Bushman "Bun a fire pon a weak sound" followed by another Bushman "Scorpio caan live inna tenament yard" which received a 1/2 forward. Triston Palmer's "nuh fuss inna de dance" and Capleton's "wicked sound name have fe fall" on the entertainment rhythm each received decent fwds.This was followed by another Capleton, "More we get stronger" ended out the round.
King Jammys was next. Jammys started out with a Johnny Osbourne then two Nitty Gritty 45's "student come a dance to learn from the teacher" and "false alarm" followed by a Nicodemus "Suzy Wong"which received a big fwd. This was followed by a Johnny Osbourne "Reasons". Followed by a Bounty & Capleton combo, "The Lord is my light and salvation". Leroy Gibbons, "This magic moment" was next. This was followed by a "Barry Brown" which received no fwd.A dub by Freddy Mcgreggor ended the round.
Downbeat was next. Tony Screw wasted no time in pointing out the 45's that Jammy's played."Jammmys how you a play Nitty Gritty pon 45 a war fe deh, you waan hear real Nitty Gritty". He then played Nitty Gritty's "Send them come" to a big fwd. He then played a Culture, "Jah jah see dem a come" which also received a big fwd. Downbeat then played a Sanchez, "by the look of your sound" followed by a Dennis Brown on the entertainment rhythm "Downbeat got a hold on me" which received a 1/2 fwd. The biggest fwd of the round went to Buju Banton's " Driving inna Brooklyn pon 225th". Shinehead's,"sound boy time is hard" ended the round.
The 2nd round saw Jack Scorpio getting very serious. He started out with a Yellowman custom dub, "Zunguzunguzeng" calling Downbeat and Jammy's name in the dub. This received a big fwd.This was followed by a Nitty Gritty, "Trial and crosses" this also received a big fwd. This was followed by a Alton Ellis, "On the silent steps" followed by another Alton Ellis, "Go to Scorpio School". Jack then looked at Tony Screw and told him, "You a talk bout you a play Buju, hear real Buju yah" then played Buju's, "Sound fe dead" this received a huge fwd. He then told Jammy's, " A you buss Bounty but Bounty a my DJ" then played "Watch you speach and your words that you saying" this received a big fwd. Scorpio would end the round with a Hammermouth, "Tribute to king Selassi".
Jammys started his 2nd round with a Bounty and Capleton combo on the Duck rhythm, "who seek fe live" & "soundboy you dead this time" which received a big fwd. This was followed by another
Bounty "To murder soundboy is King Jammy's work". This was followed by another Bounty, "loose argument Peter". Gregory Isaacs was next followed by a Micheal Rose, "Shine Eye soundboy". Followed by
a Freddy Mcgreggor, "stop playing hide and seek". Dennis Brown, Junior Tucker and "legal we legal" by king Kong ended the round.
DownBeat started out his round by telling Jammy's and Scorpio, " the way how unouu a play a better de people dem go listen de younger sound dem" He then played a mighty Diamond, "tear off the roof" which received a big fwd. This was followed by a Sugar Minott, "Downbeat kill a soundboy with no roof over him head" which received a 1/2 fwd. Don Carlos, "pass me the laser beam" was next followed by a Buju, " never could let you go" which received no fwd. Marcia Griffihts's, "Downbeat shall live" was next followed by a Bounty and a Shabba which received no fwds. This was followed by a Briggy, John Holt,"Downbeat a de #1 sound" received a big fwd.
The final round was 5/5 min and it was also the elimination round. Jack Scorpio dissed Tony Screw by telling him, " Tony Screw you tune dem fe play inna rum bar" he then played the 1st new tune for the night a I-Octane, " now" which received a 1/2 fwd. He then played a Capleton, "you life long but you careless wid it" which received a 1/2 fwd. He then played a Briggy, "ragamuffin you a murderer" then a Junior marvin, " Soundboy don't put you hat where you can't reach it". Jack Scorpio made a speach that without independent verification we don't know if it's true. Jack said, " Wah day police did back up Mavado and did ready fe kill him and if me never did and run go tell de police dem nuh kill him Mavado would a dead". He then played a Mavado (forgot the tune) but it received a big fwd. This ended the round.
King Jammys started the round with a Jah Cure, "To divide and rule" which received no fwd. Followed by a Demarco, " King Jammys and a soundboy inna shootout" followed by a Junior Gong and then a Taurus Riley then a Triston Palmer ended the round.
Downbeat started out with a Pinchers, " Enemies on the border line" followed by another Pinchers, " Hey sound boy over deh so" both received big fwds. This was followed by a Dennis Brown then a Sluggy, " Soddom and Gomorra" followed by a second Sluggy, " Lightening and thunder' both received big fwds. This was followed by another Dennis brown and then 1/2 Pint's "Hold on" finished the round. After a vote King Jammy's was eliminated.
The next round was tune fe tune. It was the best of 5.
Black Scorpio started with a Dennis Brown & Greggory Isaacs combo which received a 1/2 fwd.
Downbeat played a Viceroy (could be wrong) "come home with me" which received a big fwd- Downbeat wins 1st round
2nd round- Black Scorpio played a John Holt, "pick up your sound and throw it away"
Downbeat played a Culture- Black Scorpio wins the round
3rd round- Black Scorpio played a Delroy Wilson, " You could a run, run but you can't hide"
Downbeat played another Delroy Wilson, " you trying to Conquer Downbeat sound" Down beat wins the round
4th round- Black Scorpio played a controversial tune- "Peter Tosh", "dem want i fo go a dem funeral" which received a big fwd.
Downbeat would come in but would begin to critercise Scorpio for playing a fake tune. Screw told Scorpio, " dat a nuh Peter Tosh dat a Peter Ox - a tell you befeore if you come a de clash don't play dah tune deh". " a soh unouu come yah and fool de youths dem wid unouu fuckery". This verbal onslought would continue so much that Screw never played his tune. Scorpio during this time was ranting and raging saying "dah tune yah real, Screw you a idiot" etc. Scorpio went ahead and played his Garnett Silk, "Downbeat a rub a dub soldier" which received a big fwd. However since it was pass closing time Amazura staff turned off the power so screw never had a chance to come back in. The two selectors continued to argue on the stage so much so that other members of the crowd started shouting I thought for sure a was going to break out.
Jagga B eventually convinced the Amazura mgt to let them play one tune each. To see who would be the winner. Scorpio played a Bushman, ' Rinsing shot in head" and Downbeat played a Ken Parker, "No other sound can play like Downbeat" after a vote Jagga B declared a draw and the clash ended.
Who Rules? 2011 Queen Battle Royal, New YorkSaturday June 25th By Strictly Foundation, Clash Reporter
On June 25, 2011, the Queen Battle Royal Who Rules soundclash occurred. The contestants (in the playing order) were Angelina Montana (from Rude Boy Soundsystem), Ayana Asoyini (from Khamoflauge and event promoter), Sister Souljahs, Rebel Dawtas, and Night Nurse. There were three rounds. The first round was an introduction round, which anything went (no elimination). The next round was female round (one sound eliminated). Round three was 45s only (two sounds eliminated). Dub-for-dub (a winner is declared). The event was hosted by Mikey Spectrum and Stereo Fish.
Angelina Montana (lost in dub-for-dub): Started the clash and set the pace to let the audience know that the females can bring on the competition and. Angelina Montana had a special that called out her competition, which was played in the initial round. Regarding specials, her opponents were stating that a significant number of Rude Boy Soundsystem does not mention her name. Her best round was the third round, which connected with the crowd very well by playing dancehall classics from the 1980s and 1990s. She lost to Rebel Dawtahs in the dub-for-dub. This was partially due to playing regulars whereas Rebel Dawtahs were digging deep for tunes. .
Ayana Asoyini (eliminated second round): Initially brought the war with some slackness about Angelina Montana joined Rude Boy 3 weeks ago and perform cunnilingus for free dubplates, and Sister Souljahs spokesperson looks like a stripper. Like Angelina Montana, Ayana stated good and played a decent special. Unfortunately, she boiled down quick. The next round, Asoyini started the round with Judy Mowatt’s Black Woman and received a big forward. After words, she made some comments about made this event happen and no selector should talk slackness to her. The audience did not appreciate it. Despite playing Sister Nancy’s “Only Woman DJ with Degree” and a special with Super Nova Slum and Erica Badu, she was booted from the clash.
Sister Souljahs (eliminated round three): Addressed Ayana stripper comments and stated that she defeated men in soundclash. The most impressive round from the Souljahs was round two when she addressed Soyini about being a promoter and participant and stated you cannot be emotional when entering a clash, especially when you start talking slackness. It was interesting that Sister Souljah would play Jennifer Lara’s “Champion Sound”, which is a sound version of “Consider Me.” In addition, he Souljahs played some Hip Hop artist like Lil Kim and Foxy Brown (aka Fox Boogie). Sister Souljahs were not reading the audience during the 45 round, therefore; done for the night.
Night Nurse (eliminated round three): Night Nurse really did not do a significant amount of tracing. Instead, she let her selection and music do her talking. Personally, the most impressive round was second round. Sister Souljahs went down the Hip Hop lane and Rebel Dawtahs went the foundation route, but; Night Nurse played the Queen Ifrica, Etana, Tanya Stephens. Overall, she was strategic. Unfortunately, she was eliminated in the third round.
Rebel Dawtahs (Winner): They did not rely on the hypeness like Angelina Montana, Night Nurse, and Sister Souljahs. Instead, they used their knowledge of foundation music and went hard and deep in the foundation lane. The second round, they drew some Senyah, Lady Lex (I think), Jennifer Lara, etc. I personally beat the brick wall with my hands during this round. Rootsie had some speech for Angelina Montana in the dub-for-dub. My favorite was “Angelina, call HOT97 and link up with Angela Martinez. She has bigger dubs than you…” Anyway, Rebel Dawtahs played Tony Tuff, Errol Dunkley (Little Way Different), and other big tunes and received the trophy.Clash Reporter: LeslieHero Saturday June 18th, 2011
If everything had worked out the way I planned it, I would have been in New Delhi, India to cover their 1st ever sound clash, but to see NY’s finest in one venue was something I wasn’t going to miss. I arrived at the Buzz Club at approximately 12:45am. Inside there were about a 75 or so people listening to Yardbeat do the early warm. The crowd would only get to about 200-250. This was very surprising because with the line up I can’t understand how any clash fan in NY wouldn’t be there. If nothing more I thought more people would come out to show appreciation for someone who has given so much to the sound clash culture in NY. Andrew Digital. Just want to personally say thanks Andrew for all you have done to further the sound clash culture, much respect. The actual dance itself didn’t start until approximately 2:30am. King Jam, a sound from Japan, played 1st. They weren’t scheduled to play according to what was printed on the flyer but they played anyway. They played a good set. They started out with a Beres, “Many try to test the King Jam sound” followed by a Cocoa Tea, “Tune in” followed by a Luciano, “Thank you Jah” then came Sanchez “here I am” followed by a Junior Reid, Gregory Issaacs and a Jah Cure “Trodding the valley”. They got somewhat of a luke warm response not many forwards, most people just stood around and watched. Yard Beat was next they started out with a a Sugar Minott, “ Coming from Country” followed by a Gregory, “Night Nurse” two Ken Booth’s back to back, “ “In this sound clash tonight” and “When we kill your sound” this was followed by another Gregory “ you are the number 1”. Yard Beat then went on the Sleng Teng rhythm with dubs by Bounty, “Lodge” followed by Shabba, “Oil up all a de gun dem”, Wayne Wonder, “Nobody is calling your name” followed by Pinchers, “Enemies on the border line”. Ninjaman , Kymani Marley, Beenie, Buju and Cobra finished out their round. There round was solid with the crowd getting much more energized with forwards starting to go up in the air for many of their tunes. The surprise for the night was Tek 9 it had been rumored that Juxie Killa “formerly of Katarock & Travellers fame” had joined Tek but until then no one new for sure, well I should say me. Jukie Killa by all accounts demonstrated why he was and still is one of the best Mc’s to chat pon de mic. After bigging up everyone for coming out Juxie said, “I took a little break, but the fire still deh yah, that’s why killa gimme de name Juxie Killa” Big forward for this speech. I believed they started out with a custom Bounty which called Lp’s name “LP nuh bad man” This received a big fwd, the momemtum of the dance had shifted dramatically. The honeymoon was over, the war had started! Juxie then played a Buju, “run up inna de feds” Juxie then said, “Unouu know say King Addies and LP ago dead” they then played a Sanchez and Ninja Ford combo, “Early one Sunday morning” “early out, early out” this received a huge fwd. They then played a Bounty, “Ask fe peace” then a Bounty and Mad Cobra combo, “ Hunt, seek, find and kill- We nuh have nuh mercy”. Juxie then made a stating, “ Nuff people a go say me deh pon dah sound yah, and dah sound deh” He then played a custom, High Octane “ me warn dem” this received a big fwd. The Little Hero that followed “inna de City” had the Buzz Club in a frenzy, hands were in the air people were jumping around it was a forward beyond anyone’s imagination. King Addies was next. Killa Boo was on the Mic. He made special mention of Baby Face and thanked him for all his hard work. He also thanked Tony Matterhorn, Winterfresh and Danny Dread. He then asked Juxie Killa, “How you play fe 30 bloodcloth minutes and you nuh once big up Pretty Ricky, goh suck you muma” The place erupted, Brooklyn’s official war sound had come to defend their territory. King Addies started out with a D Brown, “To the promise Land” which received a ½ fwd. This was followed by two Garnet Silk’s, “ Addies is controlling” and “ Every tongue confess”. This was followed by a Sanchez, Luciano,”Soundboy pocket is empty” followed by another Sanchez, “Addies don’t smoke no chronic”. Capleton’s, “Judgement pon de earth” received a big fwd. This was followed by a Luciano, “trophy for the many sounds we have killed” followed by a Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, “loose argument Peter” then “ and tun on” all of which received big fwds. They ended the round with dubs by, Sizzla, Bounty, “informer” Buju, Lt. Stitchie, and Bay Wayne “ truth” which received a big fwd. We all thought LP, Blunt Posse, or Earth Ruler would play next but all were no shows. Killa D from LP was in the audience but did not play. King Jam came back in and did much better earning quite a few fwds. Yard Beat was next and they continued where they left off playing some wicked dubs by Yellowman, Gregory, Barrington Levy, Dawn Penn, “ No. No, No” followed by Cutty Ranks, “Stoppa” which received a huge fwd. The three the hard way with Frankie Paul, Linval Thompson and Yellow Man was by far their biggest fwd of the night. Tek 9 came back in and Juxie wasted no time letting Killa Boo know what he thought about him. He told Killa Boo, “ You never buss a gun inna you life not even a bingie you buss. He then played a Sizzla which received a big fwd. He then made one of the biggest speaches of the night. He said, “Killa Boo me we thump you inna you mouth and fuck up you sex life, stop suck pussy bwoy” The place erupted! He then played a Cocoa Tea, “go home to you mama” dubs by Shabba Ranks, Spragga Benz finished out the round. Juxie during the round made a lot of bad man talk especially against Killa Boo, how him we bax him down, kick out him teeth etc. and I believe the crowd took exception to that and actually booed Tek9 after the round was completed. King Addies came back in and played one of the best rounds for the night. They gave their faithfuls a overdose of Addies Anthems. Including, Sizzla, “King Addies run NY”, Buju, “Nuh love Addies but a soh”, Shabba, “Addies nuh like nuh funny man” followed by a Buju “inna de dance hall tonight”. Killa Boo then made his biggest speech of the night. He said, “ Lp you a run a you a talk bout you a run NY and you a run. You know Killa D work a Bay Gap as security Guard and a de same place him wok a de same place him buy him shirt, you nuh see de shirt caan fit you bwoy”. The place went crazy, hands in the air, shouting, screaming complete pandemonium. That speech was the most funnies thing said all night. Addies then played their Cobra, Dennis Brown and Bounty combo, which received a big fwd. Bounty’s, “ dis de big bad Addies” also received a big fwd. They then played a custom dub that called Tek 9, and Lp name in it. This tune was massive. Didn’t catch the name of the artist but it caused total disruption in the dance. They skipped over Yard Beat and King Jam and brought back Tek 9 but by this time their momemtum had slowed and quite a few people in the dance was booing Tek 9 and wanted them to go. They just juggled the rest of the night and the dance ended around 4:30. Big up to everyone that came out. It was a really nice event.
Amsterdam, Sat March 26th, 2011 By: LeslieHero, Clash Reporter: